Porch Snowman

While my daughter was home for Thanksgiving, we decorated for Christmas. I decided to use a lot of red and black buffalo plaid as my theme this year. I think it has a nice Winter cabin feel about it. My den looks cozy now with blankets and big buffalo plaid throw pillows on the couch. Winter will be here before you know it. I am not a big fan. I would much rather be talking about the beach and sunshine right now. 

A friend of my daughters offered her some slats of wood of different lengths. She brought them home thinking her dad would like to have them. No, he did not need them, but he put them away just in case (It’s a man thing I guess). 
Before he stashed them in the storage building, I grabbed two of the shorter pieces to use on a craft idea I had. I knew that when my daughter came to visit, she would want us to do some crafting together. 

We created these adorable porch snowmen. Perfect for propping against the house, doorway or fireplace hearth. 

We sanded down two slats of wood and headed to Walmart for some ribbon and toboggan hats. I grabbed some ribbon to match my Christmas theme and she opt for the blue for a frosty look. When we got home, our painted slats were dry. I only applied one coat because I wanted it to have a washed out or rustic look.

We laughed a lot while creating these cute porch snowmen because of how they each turned out different and had their own personality. 
I have mine propped up on my porch beside my front door. He welcomes everyone that stops by. 


  1. i love these snowmen. so sweet. the scarves and hats are perfect. you both are very creative. my daughter is artistic, me not so much.

  2. These are adorable! What a cute and easy craft. I might do these with my two grandchildren

  3. It's so fun that your daughter and you made these cute snow people! What a fun craft to do together.

  4. Nice, you girls are two peas in a pod. You are so stinking original, great job (the both of you). And yep it is a man thing, save it, you might need it. LOL
    Love from a cool Florida. It was 39 last night but already up to 75 before lunch.
    Sherry & jack

  5. Oh how cute those snowmen are. Great job and how nice that you and your daughter could do a project together. :)

  6. Very creative! That was a great idea to use those pieces of wood. They look very cute and i like that you worked on them with your daughter.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    jess xx

  7. These are adorable Lisa! What a fun way to put those slats of wood to good use. So creative! Pinned!